4D Group Members

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I want to understand how and why the developing brain is so diverse, and how this diversity is linked to different cognitive, learning and mental health outcomes.

Dr Duncan Astle
Group Leader
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I am working on the longitudinal follow-up of the CALM cohort

Silvana Mareva
Research Fellow
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I am interested in capturing the inherent complexity of neurodevelopmental diversity by describing the barriers that children with learning difficulties encounter in everyday life and finding the multiple neurocognitive pathways that lead to these barriers, irrespective of diagnostic status. 

Dr Elia Benhamou
Research Fellow
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I am interested in causal mechanisms relating genes and brain structure/function with cognition, and how these trajectories change over time, using large open-access neuroimaging datasets with children and adolescents.

Alicja Monaghan
PhD student
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My research involves looking at the interaction between genetic, neural, environmental, and cognitive mechanisms that promote resilience during childhood development.

Tess Smith
PhD student
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I use computational and experimental methods to investigate structural and functional brain network differences in those with neurodevelopmental conditions like ADHD.

Natalia Zdorovtsova
PhD student
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I am interested in the different domains of resilience at the neural and behavioural levels and how they impact child development and mental health.

Stepheni Uh
PhD student, Gates Scholar
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My role is to support the cohorts at the MRC CBU, in particular I work on the CamCAN and CALM to make sure we maximise access to the data

Tina Emery
Research Associate
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Sofia Carozza
PhD student

I am interested in the effects of various forms of childhood adversity, especially abuse and neglect, on neurodevelopment and cognitive function.

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I'm interested in how the growth of complex brain networks relate to neurodevelopmental trajectories and underlying sub-groupings of disorders.

Dr Danyal Akarca
PhD student
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I am interested in how the development of diverse brain networks relate to cognition, behaviour, and learning in infancy and early childhood.

Alexa Mousley
PhD student
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I work closely with families in CALM, coordinating a large team of staff and students to collect the longitudinal follow-up.

Grace Frankel
Research Associate

Lab Alumni

We are incredibly proud of our past lab members!

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Dr Roma Siugzdaite

After completing a post-doc, Roma went back to Ghent University to work on numerical cognition and working memory in children and adults. Mainly focusing on serial order representation in the brain

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After completing a postdoc in the lab, Joff joined AstraZeneca as a Senior Statistician in the Data Science team.

Dr Jonathan Jones
 
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Giacomo Bignardi

After completing a PhD and postdoc in the lab, Giacomo secured another postdoc position in the Department of Psychology (Cambridge).

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Dr Edwin Dalmaijer
 

After a postdoc in the lab, Edwin went on to start his lab as PI, at the University of Bristol

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Dr Jessica Barnes
 

Jess completed a postdoc in the lab, before going on to work within the Behavioural Insights team within Government

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Dr Erin Hawkins
 

Erin completed a postdoc in the lab before going on to work in Government, within the Department for Education

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Dr Andria Shimi
 

After a postdoc in the lab, Andria went on start her own lab as PI, at the University of Cyprus

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After completing a postdoc in the lab, Joe went on to run his own group as PI at Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Joe Bathelt
 
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Dr Mengya Zhang
 

After completing a PhD in the lab, Mengya went on to a postdoctoral fellowship in Shanghai

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Dr Alex Anwyl-Irvine
 

After completing his PhD Alex went on to an exciting career in industry, working for Cambridge Cognition

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Dr Joe Rennie

After completing his PhD, Rennie secured a postdoctoral researcher role at the University of Exeter

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Sophie Gibbons

Sophie worked in the 4D Lab as a research assistant, as part of the RED project. After she finished, she secured a permanent research role for a company in Oxford